Guardianship proceedings may be used by non-parents such as grandparents or other relatives obtaining custody of an abused or abandoned minor child from the child's parent. With our paternity law services, nonparents of a minor child may be able to gain guardianship of a child when the biological parents are disqualified or unfit to be the child's care provider.
In the unfortunate situation that there are signs of abuse present, after you've called child protective services, call our office to discuss child guardianship. In the event of abandonment, our family lawyer can obtain guardianship for you without the involvement of child protective services.
Sometimes, when people remarry, their spouse wishes to adopt their spouse's child or children from the previous marriage. Stepparent adoptions are possible with help from our child adoption attorney if the biological parent agrees or biological parent has had no contact with the minor child for a one-year period. We can act as the attorney for your spouse from the investigation/termination of parental rights through the completion of the adoption.
Contact us in Fullerton, California, to speak with us about your family dispute. Our family lawyers offer services throughout the area.